Mermaid Cove Diving Site

Saltery Bay

Park Amenities:
Wheelchair Access

Mermaid Cove is a scuba divers, snorkling and swimming destination located on the top portion of the Sunshine Coast nearest the village Saltery Bay. The cove is connected to the beautiful Saltery Bay Provincial Park by a 1 km (0.6 mi.) foot path.

The Mermaid Cove Trail, is one entrance to the cove, which begins just off the entrance of the local campground near the bridge crossing over Park Creek and takes about 30 minutes to complete. An easy grade trek covering about 1 km (0.6 mi.) through old growth forests with some peak-a-boo ocean views.

Mermaid Cove is a very poplar destination for scuba divers because of the 10 ft. bronze mermaid sculpture designed by Simon Morris that was sunk off its shores at a depth of 20 m (50 feet). There are cold showers located on the beach at Mermaid Cove and pit toilets

The Emerald Princess statue and wheelchair access ramp were placed in Mermaid Cove through efforts of local scuba enthusiasts. It may be one of the few wheelchair friendly scuba sites in the world. The wheelchair friendly ramp provides easy access for disabled divers and swimmers.

To facilitate the scuba divers there is a change room and shower facilities onsite. A disabled access ramp for scuba divers is best used during high tide. There is also a disabled change room, shower and toilet. There are cold showers located on the beach area used by divers exploring the cove.
Mermaid Cove, Saltery Bay, BC in the Sunshine Coast


Mermaid Cove Diving Site
Saltery Bay

How To Get ToMermaid Cove Diving Site

1 km north of Saltery Bay ferry terminal on Hwy 101 and park at the top of the path to the beach near the campsite.
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